As part of its move to intensify movement demanding immediate release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, the party today announced to hold a 12-day human chain programme in Dhaka from September 15.
The programme was worked out at a joint meeting of BNP and its different associate bodies at the party’s Nayapaltan central office with its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in the chair.
After the meeting, Fakhrul announced the programmes at a press conference there.
The programmes will begin on September 15 with a human chain to be arranged by Jatiyatabadi Matshajibi Dal.
Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal will form the human chain on September 16 while Tanti Dal on September 17, Association of Engineers, Bangladesh on September 18, Doctors Association of Bangladesh on September 19, Jubo Dal on September 20, Ulema Dal on September 21, Mohila Dal on September 22, Krishak Dal on September 24, Sramik Dal on September 25, Agriculturist Association of Bangladesh September 27 and Swechchasebak Dal on September 28.
After announcing the programmes, Fakhrul said his party is taking the programmes in phases to mount pressure on the government to free Khaleda Zia from the jail.
BNP yesterday formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding Khaleda’s release from jail and her proper treatment.
The party’s different units also staged a similar programme in all districts and metropolitan cities to press home their demand.
Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8, 2018.
She has been receiving treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University since April 1.